Teaching newcomer ELLs at the middle and secondary level to do research papers is a trick. There are some good scaffolds out there, but most were still overwhelming for my lowest students. I modified this scaffold to allow them to participate in the doing the papers, but with a lot of support. I hope you find it useful.
One page scaffold:
Simplified introduction, one body paragraph (or a few sentences depending on the language level), and a conclusion.
I hope you find this helpful!